Carole Bayer Sager's New Works at William Turner Gallery, are not only mouth-watering but also serve as a reminder to the sentiment that comes with comfort snacks-the warmth of caramel covered popcorn, the fun of cracking open peanut shells, or even running your finger along the edge of a PB&J sandwich to get a taste of the perfect sweet and salty combination as it oozes out. Her collection invites viewers to feel a longing desire for a time when these foods were enjoyed. Sager, a famed singer-songwriter, has dipped into the art world once again and brought along her devotion to naturalism through these incredibly painted renditions of America's popular snacks.
Sager zooms into the delicious pleasure that comes from eating our favorite treats. Within these close-up paintings are subtle pops of color and various delicate brushstrokes composing the larger picture. This mesmerizing effect draws viewers in to admire how intensively detailed these paintings are. Rather than just show how appealing food can be, Sager captures the moment when it becomes irresistible. Visually enticing as they are tasty, these well-known snacks are turned into statements of bliss. There is no doubt Carole Bayer Sager's delectable work is worth keeping an eye out for.
Words and images by Jessica Portillo